For pleasure The most unique place to stay is the Katikies hotel on the Greek island of Santorini. It's probably the most beautiful location of any hotel I've been to. It overlooks the volcano, and has an infinity pool that actually makes you feel like a bird because you are so high up. It goes up into the volcanic abyss. I first stayed there many years ago, before mobiles became popular. When you checked in, they handed you a hotel mobile phone, which could be used anywhere on the island. You just dialled 0 and the voice on the other end would say: 'Hello, Ms Katsikakis, what can I do for you?' You could be at the beach and request a car to pick you up. Or you could be on a street corner looking for a place to eat, and they'd recommend a restaurant and directions to get there. It was a free, 24-hour personal concierge, anywhere on the island. It meant that you never had to think, which is the ultimate thing to have on holiday. The other amazing thing is the staff. They all speak three languages fluently and look as though they have just stepped out of an Armani catalogue.
Despina Katsikakis is chairman of architects and designers DEGW.